These are my favorite chocolate cookies — dark and intensely chocolate, but not too sweet and not too rich. If you’re looking for a little something to satisfy a chocolate craving without too much guilt, this is it: Dark chocolate wafer cookies. A little like an Oreo cookie, sans filling (I’m one of those weird people who scrapes off the filling of an Oreo) or the cookie on a Carvel’s Flying Saucer.
They are a great base for royal icing and homemade ice cream sandwiches or the crumble for homemade ice cream cakes. In fact, I’m posting this recipe in anticipation of my DIY Dream Cake recipe post. (If you’re a fan of chocolate, peanut butter, and ice cream cake, start getting your cookies ready).
I don’t have a picture right now, except this one where they’re in the background and decorated as snowflakes for Christmas.
But I’m posting this anyway, since I can’t wait to tell you about the DIY Dream Cake.
Whisk together and set aside:
- 1 1/4 c unbleached flour
- 1/4 c Dutch process cocoa powder
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1/4 t salt
In separate bowl, mix together:
- 5 T butter, melted
- 2/3 c packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
Add flour mixture, and stir until dough forms.
Divide dough in half. Roll between parchment paper to 1/4″ or desired thickness. (Thinner cookies will be crispier and more wafer like. 1/4″ is ideal for filling.)
Stack on a baking sheet, and refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes).
Preheat oven to 350. Cover cookie sheets with parchment (these cookies tend to stick).
Cut with cookie cutters and place about 1″ apart.
If you’re in a hurry and don’t mind irregularly shaped cookies, cut squares using a sharp knife in a cross hatch pattern. No need to transfer or re-roll. (After they cool, break the cookies along the scored lines). If you’re careful, you can actually get fairly even squares with this method. Only the cookies on the outer edges of the dough will be irregular.
Chill and re-roll scraps.
Bake until cookies are firm and fragrant (8-10 minutes), rotating sheets halfway through. Cool on wire racks.
Yield: About (30) 2″ rounds.